Nets overcome Thunder, Harden guides Rockets past Mavericks


The Brooklyn Nets stunned Oklahoma City Thunder as they held on for a 116-106 win at the Barclays Centre on Sunday. 

The Nets controlled the game from the outset, out-scoring the Thunder in all but one quarter to break their opponents' seven-game winning streak. 

Brook Lopez scored a season-high 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for the Nets in a game that was delayed a few hours due to Saturday's blizzard. 

Kevin Durant top-scored for the Thunder with 32 points, along with 10 rebounds and seven assists.

James Harden hit a triple-double to help guide the Houston Rockets to a 115-104 win over the Dallas Mavericks. 

It was Harden's second triple-double of the season as he finished with 23 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists. 

Trevor Ariza was also in good form for the Rockets, scoring a season-high 29 points, as well as a season-high six three-pointers. 

Chandler Parsons finished with 31 points - his best tally for the season - for the Mavericks as they suffered back-to-back defeats. 

Jae Crowder and Isaiah Thomas scored a combined 40 points as the Boston Celtics recorded a 112-92 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. 

Avery Bradley (19 points) and Marcus Smart (16) contributed off the bench for the winners, while Robert Covington (25) led the scoring for the 76ers. 

Meanwhile, the Toronto Raptors defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 112-94 to secure an eight-straight win. 

Kyle Lowry scored 21 points and Jonas Valanciunas had 20 as the Raptors continued their great form.